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Smith Rock Total Eclipse

Total solar eclipse of 2017 August 21 above rock formations and the Crooked River in the Smith Rock State Park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stratosphere Eclipse View

The view through the windows of a jet, 45000 ft high, during the 2017 August 21 total solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




First Glimpse to the Great American Eclipse

Flying some 400km off the coast of Oregon above the Pacific Ocean, this was the view to the totality.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starship Enterprise

Almost like Starship Enterprise passing in front of the moon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Road Trip

Green aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, appears above our car on a road trip in Iceland.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Second of Northern Lights

Northern Lights were so bright that my exposure for this image was only a second.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Belem Tower

The iconic landmark of Lisbon, the Belém Tower, at night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Time Traveler

We will copy ourselves in time and bodies in a not too distant future.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions of Other Worlds

Billions of terrestrial Earth-size planets are estimated to exist around other stars in the Milky Way.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Skyline Moonset

The crescent moon sets in this telephoto images of Boston skyline.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Koyaanisqatsi

A single-exposure image on the first night of the year from Boston.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Acacia Caress

A beautifully curved acacia tree in a starry night of Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Teide Night Exposure

Time-exposure image of star trails around the North Celestial Pole over Mount Teide volcano in the Canaries.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Whitewater and Green Aurora

The rapids was roaring more than daytime as our sense of hearing is often stronger at darkness.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lighthouse Fisheye

A moonlit night at a lighthouse not too far from Sydney.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Pele in the Distance

Thunderstorm rages against pitch-black starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit in Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




We Are All Stardust

A black&white image of Dust clouds in Sagittarius with the dark Pipe Nebula above Sierras, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fireball

Immensely bright fireball streaks the sky above Yosemite National Park in California, during moonset.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




El Capitan Shooting Star

The peak of Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Moonset & Meteor Shower (photo composite)

The peak of 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower in August from Yosemite National Park in California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Story of Civilization

A Meteor of Perseid Meteor Shower above ancient Native American petroglyph in the Owens Valley.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space, Our Origin & Future

A man standing inside a gorge under the summer Milky Way, Alabama Hills, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Spaceship Earth

Planet Earth, a rotating cradle, a tiny fragile home to billions of life form in the space ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorado River in Evening Twilight

Stars emerge from the evening twilight in a partly cloudy night of the Horseshoe Bend in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Worlds Apart

The full moon rising. The Lynn Shore drive near Boston, Massachusetts.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Seagull Dream

The full moon rising, from Boston NorthShore, Massachusetts.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Coal-fired Power Station at Night

Star trails appear in a time exposure image of Navajo Generation Station near page, northern Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Constellations Above Himalayas

Autumn constellations Andromeda, Perseus, and Auriga above the Himalayas.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Sky and Cactus Forest

Stars in a moonlit night of Atacama Desert, Chile, above a cactus forest.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Mysteries

Panoramic view of mysterious ancient petroglyph by Atacaman people in a moonlit night of Rainbow Valley, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Cosmos

Night Sky above ALMA radio telescopes, one of the world's highest and most complex observatories with an array of 66 giant dishes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Technology Abstract

Long-exposure image with a moving camera has captured an abstract picture of ALMA radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Shooting Star

Desert, moonlight, and a striking fireball above Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazing with a Large Telescope

Self-portrait image of the photographer observing the night sky through a large Newtonian telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New England Stargazing

Stargazing, one of the most enjoyable hobbies!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rigel and Orion Nebula

Bright star Rigel and the Orion Nebula appear above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagarmatha Hunter

Orion, the Hunter rises above Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dark Silent Night of Himalayas

A dark starry night over a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas, Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light on the Himalayas

Starry sky and the zodiacal light above a Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas on the main trek to Everest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bristlecone Fulldome

Fish-eye view of the Milky Way over an ancient twisted bristlecone pine forest in southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Freedom

In the era to conquer the mysteries of the universe, still more than half of the world are fighting for freedom.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Planets in a Winter Morning

On this morning twilight winterscape of 2016 Feb 6 a celestial triangle is formed by triple conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Mercury.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twilight Winterscape

On this frozen morning twilight the winterscape appears with the moon and planets Venus and Mercury, just before disappearing in the dawn.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Solstice Strawberry Moon

The rising moon in June, reddened by the ocean haze, does actually look like strawberry!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise by Day & Night

Of all the stargazing destinations I have been to, La Palma has been the most favorite.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Altiplano Night

The Milky Way roars in the sky of northern Chile highlands, the Altiplano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way in Moonlight

The moon, morning twilight, and city lights can't hide the Milky Way in this nightscape over Oman Grand Canyon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Immersive Look to Mt Wilson

Immersive VR experience of being inside the Mount Wilson Observatory at night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Easter Full Moon Above Boston

Panoramic view of Boston and the Charles River with the spring-announcing full Moon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Fine Art

Black & white image of Aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Billions Upon Billions of Stars

The Milky Way from a misty seasonal lakebed in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Arms of the Milky Way

The arc of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is seen above the rock that holds ruins of the mountain fortress of Alamut.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dark Sun over Ternate

A dark Sun hangs in the clearing sky over a volcanic planet in this skycape during March 2016 solar eclipse.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Poplar Night

Time-exposure image of star trails above poplar trees in the Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Thunderstorm & the Galaxy

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop and the Milky Way, seen from Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Evening Show

Aurora borealis, the northern lights, above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Veils

Aurora borealis, the Northern Lights, in the winter night sky of Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Valley of Stars

Orion and bright star Capella above a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Twisted Sky

The summer Milky Way over an ancient pine tree forest in Cedar Breaks National Monument, southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky of Ancient Pines

This fisheye view from Utah has captured the moment of moonrise where the sky begins to brighten in blue.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy on the Shoulder of Grand Teton

Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA. The rising moon illuminates the mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Name a Better Hobby

Astronomy is one of the most enjoyable hobbies world-wide.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Extreme Weather

Star trails in a closeup view of lightnings and a storm cloud during a summer evening of Maui, ‪‎Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Painted by Stars

A ‪starry‬ night at the shore of Southern Ocean in ‎Australia‬. The next landmass across this ocean is Antarctica.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Valley of the Moon

The Milky Way in a dark night of Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), Atacama desert
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars on Mauna Kea

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wild Visitor From Deep Space

The Milky Way above the Henbury Meteorite Craters in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nebula Rising

A single-exposure image of Orion Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the Horsehead, with 3 stars of Orion Belt.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomers Laser Show

The observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, is recognized a world's premier astronomical research facility.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Earthshine & Smoking Giant

The new moon with the Earthshine above a towering Cumulus cloud.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Full Glory

Atmospheric phenomenon known as the Glory, seen together with a full circle fogbow on a rare occasion.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet & the Dish

Comet PanSTARRS C/2014 Q1 and the crescent moon above the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




An Autumn Night Near Boston

Time exposure image of floating autumn leaves following a stream on a pond near Boston, New England.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Drive to the Center of the Galaxy

How long is a drive to center of the Galaxy? If you keep going at a highway speed, it takes 300 billion years!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nambung Night Sky

The Milky Way is stretched above the Pinnacles natural formations in Western Australia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cypress, Chapel, and Stars

Tuscany at night with stars above a historic chapel, an old well, and iconic Cypress trees of the area.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Vatican New Moon

The thin crescent new moon above Vatican, seen from Rome.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Not a Typical Italian Face

Faint Milky Way and setting moon from the shore of Cinque Terre, Italy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Growing Tea in Europe

The night sky in a moonlit night above tea plantation area on Sao Miguel Island of Azores, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pleiades Telescope

The Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters, seen above Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Sky is My Second Home

A photographer connects himself with the universe in a cosmic solitude under the starry sky of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Galactic Evening

A Galactic Evening on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Two Celestial Beacons

These two celestial beacons are Venus and Jupiter coupled in a close celestial conjunction at dusk.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Delights for City Dwellers

Venus and Jupiter are coupled over Boston. There are many sky delights even for city dwellers.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Taurid Fireball

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid

A fireball joins the Moon and the parade of planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bridge to Other Worlds

The Milky Way Galaxy stretches above "The Dish".
by:
Alex Cherney




Stargazing in Honolulu

Public stargazing in Honolulu, Hawaii. People stand behind a large dobsonian telescope by the local amateur astronomy club.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Storm

Thunderstorm rages against starry backdrop, seen from Haleakala volcanic summit on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light, Milky Way, and Winter Hexagon

The Milky Way, the zodiacal light, and stars of the Winter Hexagon at the break of dawn over the Haleakala Crater on Maui, Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Wars Telescopes

The twin Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea beam lasers to the atmosphere for adaptive optics operation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mauna Kea at the Break of Dawn

The twin Keck telescopes beam lasers to the atmosphere on Mauna Kea, the top of Hawaii.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Uluru

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Colorful Night of Iceland

The northern lights appear in all colors above an iconic natural landmark of Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Iceland Aurora

Aurora borealis burst into a bright crown above an icewall, a frozen water cascade, in Iceland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




An Astronomer, Without Borders

Mike Simmons, the founder of Astronomers Without Borders, photographed at a starparty in Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moselle by Night

Cochem castle and Moselle river at night from the town of Cochem, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Pioneering Telescope

Ultra wide-angle panoramic view of the night sky above the 60-inch telescope on Mt Wilson Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




360-degree View Inside Mt Wilson Observatory

360-degree panoramic view from inside the 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Glancing at the Sky Through a Giant Telescope

The 60 inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, pointed to Jupiter, in a public observing night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Century of Exploration

Fish-eye image of the 60-inch telescope on the Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Radio Dish and Carina Nebula

The Great Carina Nebula in a single exposure photograph through a telephoto lens, above one of the dishes on ALMA radio telescopes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Surreal Night Sky Panorama

Time-exposure 360-degree panorama has captured nearly the entire sky over La Silla, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Valley at the Break of Dawn

Planet Venus in the morning sky above Yosemite valley, California. Bright star Arcturus is near the center.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Alqueva Stargazers

Stargazers enjoy a moonlit night in nature, Alentejo, Portugal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Our View to the Galaxy

The Milky Way in the morning twilight from altitude of 5,000 meters on in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way from 5000 Meters High

The Milky Way at dawn from altitude of 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Licancabur Volcano at Night

Licancabur volcano at night. Night view across a group of ice penitentes on a plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Licancabur Volcano

Licancabur volcano at night. In the sky bright star Deneb in the Cygnus, the Swan, appears along the Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station Above Munich

The historic central square of Munich in a fisheye view at night with the International Space Station crossing the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Framed by the Trees

The night sky over a stream running in a misty forest meadow near Lich, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Marbles

Artistic presentation of an aurora outburst includes over 600 fisheye images taken during 2 hours.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wolf Moon

Two windmills squat beneath the first full moon after the winter solstice, called a wolf moon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Windmill`s Moon

Photographed from the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, this bright Full Moon rose at sunset.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lisbon at Night

The Moon corona appears above the Belem Tower, the iconic landmark of Lisbon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tajinaste Milky Way

The Milky Way rises over a full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) from the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Planet Earth

A long exposure image has captured star trails (the sky motion) over the cloud-filled Caldera de la Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tenerife Nightscape

Teide volcano on Tenerife at night. A full blooming Tajinaste flower (an icon of the Canary Islands) appears in the foreground.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Counting Stars by the Ocean

The arc of the Milky Way, from Cygnus to Scorpius, rises above the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Paradise in Twilight

Morning twilight and spring landscape of Tenerife's high altitude areas on the slopes of Teide volcano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars Above Ahuramazda

Stars of constellation Leo, Venus and Saturn shine onset of dawn over the relief of Ardashir I, the founder of the Sassanid Empire, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Giant Telescope

The Milky Way above in Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorer

The Milky Way above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Stars and Observatory

The autumn Milky Way and the zodiacal light above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma, 2400 meters above see level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda Galaxy and Gran Telescopio Canarias

The Andromeda Galaxy in a telephoto image from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Binocular Telescope in Action

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona. The fisheye view has captured the telescope in action during astronomical observation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring Starlight

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Star Trails over Large Binocular Telescope

A time-exposure image has captured star trails over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Arizona

The night sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Small Magellanic Cloud and Acacia Tree

The Small Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Large Magellanic Cloud and Tarantula Nebula

The Large Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Telescopes and the Galaxy

The band of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, rises over large research telescopes on the top of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Canyon

The Milky Way above the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Swan

The northern lights or aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in the Norwegian Sea near Tromso, northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake of Fire

The Milky Way over the Lake of Fire (Lagoa_do_Fogo) in the Sao Miguel island of Portugal, Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Light Pollution and the Galaxy

360-degree panorama of the Milky Way arch, rising over the Lake of Fire in the Sao Miguel island of Azores.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Azores

The Milky Way over the Furnas crater lake in the Sao Miguel island of Azores, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Our World of Shades and Silhouette

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




In the Middle of the Sky

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way over Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Meteora

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant sandstone cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Autumn Sky over Greece

The night sky over Meteora, Greece, where monasteries are built on the top of giant cliffs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Break of Dawn

The night sky at dawn over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of the Tetons

The Milky Way over the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night Begins in Wyoming

Evening twilight fades to a starry night above the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorful Sky Above Grand Teton

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth

The night sky and strong airglow activity over the Grand Teton national Park and the Snake River in Wyoming.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Around the South Pole in Atacama

A time-exposure image captured star trails around the south celestial pole over the Atacama Desert in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Zodiacal Man

The Milky Way, Venus, and zodiacal light above the southern Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars above a Flower Field in Germany

Night Sky above a rapeseed flower field in Saarland, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Flower Field Star Trails

A time exposure image captured star trails over a rapeseed flower field in Saarland, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Moon and the Schwerin Palace

The historic Schwerin Palace-Castle at dusk. The first quarter moon appears through the clouds.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Stars over Northern Germany

The historic Schwerin Palace-Castle at night. Constellation Cassiopeia and the north star, Polaris, are above the castle.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Palace Star Trails

A time exposure image has captured star trails around the north celestial pole, over Schwerin Palace-Castle in the northeastern Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Early Morning at Yellowstone Lake

The Moon in the morning sky of the Yellowstone Lake (Wyoming, USA).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and Canopus over the Ocean

A moonlit night in a pine forest of La Palma, Canary Islands. The southern star Canopus is near the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Supernova Dream

The Milky Way and Venus over an acacia tree in Kenya. Venus appears almost like a grand supernova in the galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at the Cradle of Humankind

The Milky Way, the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Carina Nebula above Sibiloi National park, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The View From on High

The Milky Way galaxy lights up the night above two ALMA radio telescopes 5,000 meters above sea level.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Meets Desert Sky

Our Milky Way galaxy gleams in all its splendor, as seen from La Silla observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Giant Telescope and Large Magelanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud above one of the VLT telescopes on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Nebula and the Horsehead

Nebulae in constellation Orion are photographed in a singe exposure telephoto image from the Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Reaching for the Stars

The bright central bulge of the Milky Way in Scorpius and Sagittarius appears in the dark and transparent sky of Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stunning Night Sky of Atacama Desert

Spectacular view of the Milky Way above the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Milky Way above Cerro Paranal

The Milky Way in the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Carina Nebula and the Very Large Telescope

The Carina Nebula is photographed above the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Drive

The southern sky is photographed in the morning twilight above a road approaching Cerro Paranal Observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Milky Way Dawn

Milky Way's dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal's four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Cross and Carina Nebula over Kilimanjaro

At the break of dawn the southern Milky Way, the Southern Cross, and Carina Nebula are photographed over Kilimanjaro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dormant but Alive

Night sky over Mount Damavand; the highest peak in the Middle East, a spectacular volcano that reaches 5610 meters high.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Road to the Galaxy

The summer Milky Way over a road in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. In the sky are the 3 bright stars of the Summer Triangle.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Triangle over Yellowstone

The Milky Way in the morning twilight over the Yellowstone National Park, a World Heritage Site in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Yellowstone

The Moon and bright star Capella appear in the morning twilight over Yellowstone Lake and a deep geothermal pool of a hot spring.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mammoth Milky Way

The Milky Way appears above Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Yellowstone

The Milky Way appears above Mammoth hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Falls at Dawn

Morning twilight over Yellowstone. Stars in the constellation Sagittarius appear in the Milky Way on the right of this telephoto image.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Milky Way over the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Geysers Basin

The Moon in the morning sky of the Yellowstone Lake. In the foreground is a basin of several geysers and geothermal pools.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Polaris and Prehistoric Art

Northern sky rotates around Polaris, the North Star, as photographed in a long exposure image from prehistoric rock art site in Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Canaries by Moonlight

Moonlight on the Atlantic Ocean, as seen from La Palma, Canary Islands. Bright star Sirius and Mt. Teide in Tenerife are on the right.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and Mount Teide

Moonlight illuminates the Atlantic Ocean as seen from La Palma, Canary Islands. Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, appears on the right.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Santorini Summer Evening

The Moon and Venus shine in the dusk over Santorini island, Greece. A Mediterranean cruise ship is passing the island.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Fira

The Milky Way appears in an exceptional starry summer night of Fira, the main town of Santorini island, Greece.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Ocean Planet

Me, moon, and the Milky Way. The most charming companions in this peaceful Mediterranean summer evening.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Clouds

The southern Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds appear through passing clouds over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Amboseli, Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Santorini by Candles

An exceptional night view of Oia, a town of Santorini island, Greece.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Land of Roaring Waters and Dazzling Sky

The summer Milky Way appears dazzling in dark starry sky of the Yellowstone National Park, a World Heritage Site in Wyoming, USA.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night of Kilimanjaro

The southern Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud are photographed over Mount Kilimanjaro in a dark night of Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Island in the Sky

Turn on your sounds and watch this timelapse video full screen. Stunning nightscape and day-time scenes from the island of La Palma, Canaries.
by:
Christoph Malin




Life under Stars

Balsam Spurge, a plant distributed from Arabian Peninsula to Sahara and Canary Islands appear under stars in La Palma, Canaries.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




How Many Stars Are There?

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Peace under Stars

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Autumn Night of Sierra Nevada

In a moonlit night of November the night sky is photographed over the autumn landscape of June Lake and Sierra Nevada mountains in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Hides a World But Reveals a Universe

Night Hides A World But Reveals a Universe." A Persian proverb. The Milky Way and planet Venus in the evening twilight over Lake Turkana, northern Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Where the Night Sky and Nature Merge

The unrivaled beauty of the Milky Way far from city lights. Night sky is an essential element of our nature, a heritage to preserve for all livings.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Twins over Himalayas

In a moonlit night of the World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal spectacular view of Himalayas appears under the starry sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus and the Zodiacal Light

The morning twilight, zodiacal light, and Venus over the Atlantic coastline of Maine, northeastern United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Jupiter over ALMA

Planet Jupiter appears above ALMA radio telescopes, located at the Chajnantor plateau, at altitude of over 5000 meters in the Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlight Peace

A peaceful moonlit night in a pine forest of La Palma, Canary Islands. The bright southern star Canopus is near the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Stars over the Canaries

The bright winter stars photographed in a moonlit night of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Caldera Galaxy

The Milky Way and Venus photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Spectacle

A spectacular view of the Milky Way photographed over Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Acacia Comet

In the morning twilight of 2013 November 15, Comet ISON appears over Acacia trees in the Kenya's Amboseli National Park near Kilimanjaro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Ash to Life

Night in La Palma, Canary Islands. Growing here on volcanic ash Balsam Spurge plant is photographed under stars.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Explorers

At the beginning of dawn the southern Milky Way is photographed over the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Santorini by Night

A time-exposure image has captured the rotating sky around the north celestial pole, marked by Polaris. On the Earth is the Santorini Island.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Star Trails over Paranal Observatory

Colorful stars of constellation Orion, the Hunter, are rising in this time-exposure image from the European Southern Observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dancing Lights

Aurora is a master artist of nature, with its ever changing forms and colors painted by dancing lights on the night sky of polar areas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Trio

Aurora is a master artist of nature, with its ever changing forms and colors painted by dancing lights on the night sky of polar areas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse Sunset

The partially eclipsed sun sets over Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet ISON Approaches the Sun

In the morning twilight of 2013 November 15, Comet ISON appears over Acacia trees in the Kenya's Amboseli National Park near Kilimanjaro.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet Holmes over Lut Desert

A dark starry night in the Lut Desert, southeast Iran. Stars in Persues and Taurus appear over a thousand-years old tower in this remote desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet in the Evening Twilight

In the evening twilight Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appears over a fjord near Tromso in the northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Curtians of Heaven

Colorful lights of Aurora Borealis appears over Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet Holmes and Mount Damavand

A moonlit autumn night at slopes of Mount Damavand, the highest live volcano of all Asia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at Indreshwar Temple

In this starry fall night of Nepal, stars in Orion and Canis Major trails above Indreshwar Temple in Panauti during this several-hour exposure.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Fairy Tale

Evening twilight at Meteora in Greece. Venus is elegantly shining in the dusk over an amazing view, a scene that reminds science fiction.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Wonder of Planet Earth

Evening twilight at Meteora in Greece. Venus is elegantly shining in dusk over an amazing view, a scene that reminds science fiction.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Venus, and Athens National Observatory

Moon and Venus shine in a summer evening twilight over the historic building of the National Observatory of Athens.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bright Stars over Andes

A moonlit night at 5000 meters high on Andes. The foreground is an icy forest of penitentes; thin spikes of hardened snow or ice.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night in the Andes Ice Forest

This forest of snow and ice penitentes reflects moonlight shinning across the Chajnantor plateau.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteors over Meteora

The two meteors flashing through this night skyscape from Meteora World Heritage Site in Greece are part of the Perseid meteor shower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rotating Sky over Yosemite

In a moonlit night of November the northern stars circle around the north celestial pole.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Athens by Night

Moon and Venus shine in a summer evening twilight of Athens.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Canyon, Horizon to Horizon

The Grand Canyon offers extremely dramatic scenes when you catch the right time and light.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountaintop Telescopes

The starry sky over the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




360-degree Night Panorama of Kitt Peak

The night sky appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory in a 360-degree panoramic view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Photographers

Taking a photograph of the northern lights is easy. Taking a good photo is difficult and depends on if you reach the right location at the right time.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Canyon Stargazing

Enjoying the night sky above the Grand Canyon while the setting moon gently illuminates the canyon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Badwater Good Sky

The Milky Way is photographed over Badwater Basin in the Death Valley National Park, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




There She Blows

This one-minute sequence of 3 photos displays how the Old Faithful Geyser in the Yellowstone National Park erupts under the stars.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Big Bear and the Old Faithful

The Old Faithful Geyser in the Yellowstone National Park erupts under the stars during a summer night in Wyoming, United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Unrivaled Beauty of Starry Skies

The unrivaled beauty of the Milky Way far from city lights, untouched by our libertine light pollution.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Reichsburg at Night

A colorful lunar corona photographed over Cochem Castle (Reichsburg, from the 12th century) in Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Alpine Moonrise

The moon and stars of Scorpius rise over Alps in Carinthia, Austria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way over Kitt Peak

The Milky Way in its glorious natural beauty appears over one of the telescopes of the Kitt Peak Observatory, southern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Forest

Like a cosmic tree, the Milky Way band of stars appears to rise out from an ancient pine tree forest at Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yellowstone Galaxy

The Milky Way and bright star Antares at the heart of Scorpion appear above hot springs in the Yellowstone National Park, United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Arcs

Aurora Borealis or the northern lights appears over Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomers Without Borders Star Deck

A time-exposure image has captured star trails above the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles, southern California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Sky and Desert Landscape

The Milky Way from Orion (top) to the Southern Cross (at the horizon) appears over cacti in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars After the Storm

Stars of the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor appear in the beginning of the morning twilight after a snow storm in the Zagros Mountains, central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Lights, Kitt Peak and Tucson

The night sky appear over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson, some 70 km away.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rays Over the Canary Islands

The last moments of the day over La Palma, a magnificent island in the Canaries, some 400 km off the coast of Africa.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Paris Stars

A time-exposure image has captured star trails around the north celestial pole, marked by star Polaris, above Eiffel Tower in Paris.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Universe

Stars and nebulae of constellations Orion and Monoceros are photographed above the Large Binocular Telescope in the southern Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Damavand at Night

In a winter moonlit night of Alborz Mountains Range in Iran, stars circle around the north celestial pole in a time-exposure image.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury

In this telephoto view three planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury, form a beautiful conjunction in the western horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lunar Corona over Cochem Castle

From the bank of river Moselle in Germany, the town and spectacular castle of Cochem appears in the evening twilight.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Reality

This virtual reality animation takes you to a night in northern Sweden, when spectacular aurora dances in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Powell at Night

Storm clouds, lightning, and rotating sky appear over Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Watchtower Shooting Star

A fireball (bright meteor) streaks the sky above Grand Canyon during the Taurid meteor shower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tunisia Morning Delight

In this morning twilight view from island of Djerba, Tunisia, the crescent Moon is in close conjunction with planet Jupiter.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Big Dipper and Magic Telescope

Stars of the constellation Ursa Major with the familiar dipper-like asterism photographed from La Palma Observatory on the Canary islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Left by a Fireball

Timelapse video: Left by a super bright meteor (a fireball), ionized gas in our atmosphere still glowing hot after the meteoroid object entered the atmosphere.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dragon Meteor Cloud

Not an airplane contrail, not a rocket launch, nor a normal cloud! It's left by a super meteor (a fireball).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




King Meets Ahura

Pleiades and other stars of constellation Taurus, the Bull shine above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet and the Northern Lights (motion)

Timelapse video: In evening twilight of March 20, 2013, Comet PanSTARRS appears with a sudden burst of the northern lights over a fjord in Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet and the Northern Lights

In a peaceful evening twilight of northern Norway on March 20, 2013, Comet PanSTARRS appears with a sudden burst of aurora borealis.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars and Lion over Nepal

A starry night of Nepal in Panauti Temple. Constellations Leo (the Lion) and Cancer are visible rising on the right, and Gemini is near the top.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Northern Lights over Norway

The northern lights or aurora borealis dances in the night sky over a village in northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Breakdown

Photographed by a full circle fisheye lens, the northern lights dominate the sky above this small Sami village in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dragon Tail

The northern lights or aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in the Norwegian Sea near Tromso, northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars over Tucson

Evening twilight fades to darkness and planet Jupiter in the constellation Taurus, the Bull, appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fireball over the Grand Canyon

A stunning fireball (bright meteor) streaks the sky above moonlit landscape of Grand Canyon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




From Home to the Universe

A dream of every amateur astronomer, an observatory some feet away from your bedroom!
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mono Lake Star Colors

A time exposure image has captured the rotation of the sky in a moonlit night of Mono Lake in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Trails

Star trails and aurora motion are captured in a long exposure image from Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Fairy Tale

The northern lights or aurora borealis dances over a fjord mountains near Tromso, northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Swirl

The northern lights or aurora borealis swirls over a fjord in the Norwegian Sea near Tromso, northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite Fall Foliage

In a moonlit night of November the northern stars circle around the north celestial pole.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Splendid Evening

Aurora Borealis or the northern lights appears over Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Kitt Peak

The Milky Way from Cygnus to Cassiopeia and Perseus appears over the Kitt Peak observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Crown

In this sequence of all-sky images from Lapland in northern Sweden, each scene is only a minute apart from the other
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Wow Moment

During the first Doha International Astronomy Conference in February 2013 tourists and public visitors were provided by awe-making views of the moon and planets
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet and the New Moon

A colorful evening twilight at the western horizon of Roque de los Muchachos Observatory with Comet PanSTARRS.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Grand Canyon Star Trails

One of the natural wonders of planet Earth, the Grand Canyon, stretches across this early evening skyscape.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sand and Snow

Ice formations known locally as penitents glow by moonlight in Chile's high-altitude Atacama Desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Around the Bend

Horseshoe Bend, in Glen Canyon along the Colorado River in Arizona, shows off deep blues and purples in this morning twilight shot.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lake Powell Stormy Night

Storm clouds, lightning, and stars appear over Lake Powell, Arizona.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Everchanging Forms of Aurora

Aurora is a master fine artist of nature, with its ever changing forms and colors painted by dancing lights on the night sky of polar areas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Fine Art of Night Sky

Aurora is a master fine artist of nature, with its ever changing forms and colors painted by dancing lights on the night sky of polar areas.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Observing the Universe

In a starry night of la Palma, Canary islands, telescopes at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory are exploring the cosmos.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Green Marble

bright green auroras shimmer over a small Sami village in northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Dome of Colors

A magical moment. An extremely active Aurora Borealis over mountains in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Chaser

Aurora Borealis or the northern lights appears over Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sweep Wells Milky Way

The summer Milky Way above the World Heritage area of Hortobágy National Park in Eastern Hungary.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stunning Night Sky of Cerro Paranal

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed from the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Splendid Night

The last rays of the Moon, before setting, shines on a giant red rock in the Atacama Desert, where ancient civilizations left petroglyphs.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Nightscape Photographer

The Milky Way appears over light domes of nearby towns in the World Heritage area of Hortobágy National Park in Eastern Hungary.
by:
Tamas Ladanyi




Faces

A night passes over the valley of Teimareh in central Iran. The Earth rotation makes star trails around the north celestial pole.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Alien Planet

This can be a night view from an alien world in another planetary system. The panoramic image displays the bizarre view of Mono Lake in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Drive under Stars

The Milky Way and prominent winter stars are framed between colorful autumn leaves in a New England forest, northeastern United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Midnight Sun in Norway

The exotic motion of the midnight sun along the northern horizon is photographed above the Norwegian Sea in this photo sequence from northern Norway.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Vega over Andes

This impressive moonlit panorama of Andes highlights the majestic Licancabur, an iconic volcano at the border of Chile and Bolivia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Majestic Licancabur

This impressive volcano at the border of Chile and Bolivia is Licancabur, softly illuminated by the moon in this nightscape view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Sky of Austrian Alps

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps in a clear winter night from Emberger Alm, Carinthia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Gate to the Emperors Mountain

Night at Mount Tai (Tai Shan) in China.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Swedish Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis or the northern lights appears over Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus over Large Binocular Telescope

Planet Venus shines in the morning sky over the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt. Graham in Arizona, United States.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Who Is Taller?

A starry view from a forest of giant Sequoia trees in the Yosemite National park, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Jupiter Reigns the Night Sky

Jupiter rises above a magnificent desert mesquite tree in the Death valley, California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Riverside Moonrise

The Full Moon rises above Saarlouis and the Saar river in Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




June Lake

In a clear moonlit night of November winter stars are framed above the dream-like autumn landscape of June Lake in California.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Southern Cross

The dark Coalsack Nebula and the Southern Cross are framed above a sugarcane field in Brazil. The closest star system, Alpha Centauri, accompanied by star Beta Centauri also shine in the starry night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Photographer

Taking a photograph of the northern lights is easy. Taking a good photo is difficult and depends on if you reach the right location at the right time.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light and Milky Way

Ghostly apparitions of two fundamental planes in planet Earth's sky span this October all-sky view.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus Corona over Mount Tai

An amazingly strong Venus Corona forms above a historic gate on Mount Tai, the most sacred mountain in China.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Delicate Meteor

A bright meteor appears in the early morning sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Wake Up Sunflowers

The morning twilight announces a new day, minutes before the sunrise. The Moon and planet Venus are coupled above the waking up sunflowers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beyond

Giant eyes on the Cerro Paranal Observatory in the barren Atacama Desert explore the worlds beyond.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Right Time Right Place

Being at the right time in the right place TWAN photographer managed to capture this magical moment of extremely active Aurora Borealis over Lapland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Valley of Stars

Northern stars and a streaking meteor as seen from a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, known as the Valley of Stars to locals.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Life in the Galaxy

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears above palm trees in Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




On the Shores of Paradise

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears above the shores of Ilha Grande, an island in Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Not so Close Neighbors

Deeper than usual TWAN images, this view from Paranal Observatory in Chile frames two of our galactic neighbors: the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Meets Jupiter & Venus

In this morning twilight view the crescent Moon is in close conjunction with planet Jupiter. Venus is also just below the pair.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Prehistoric Tale

Star trails above a prehistoric illustrated tale. Engraved in rock, these ancient petroglyphs are abundant in the Teimareh valley of central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dancing Spirits

Magical lights of Aurora Borealis appear over a traditional Sami village in Lapland, northern Sweden. The scenes of the sequence are each 2 minutes apart.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Wings of Heaven

Magical lights of Aurora Borealis appear over a traditional Sami village in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lapland Magical Nights

Colorful lights of Aurora Borealis appears over a Sami village in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tropical Milky Way

The central bulge of the Milky Way appears above coconut palms at the shores of Ilha Grande, Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dancing Queen

An amazing aurora borealis (the northern lights) display over a small Sami village in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lapland Evening

In the early evening of Lapland, northern Sweden, planets Venus and Jupiter are accompanied by a spectacular display of northern lights.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beamer Telescope

One of the European Southern Observatory telescopes is photographed beaming a laser to the atmosphere under starry sky of Atacama Desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of the North

A spectacular display of Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights over a frozen lake in Abisko National Park in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Last Venus Transit of Our Time

It's midnight in northern Norway with the shining sun over the north. The scene is photographed during the last Venus Transit of our time.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Venus Transit and Midnight Sun

The exotic motion of the midnight sun along the northern horizon is captured above the Norwegian Sea, during the last Venus Transit of our time.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Full Moon Rio

In a peaceful evening of Corcovado peak in Rio de Janeiro the Full Moon rises over the Atlantic coast of Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rio at Night

Stars trail over the lights of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Tumbling Satellite

In this timelapse video a passing satellite is captured while orbiting the Earth, tumbling around it self and flashing in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Observing Invisible

The first lights of dawn merge in to starry sky over the radio telescopes of ALMA array on Chilean Andes.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Midnight in Paris

This single-exposure image has captured the setting moon over the Arc de Triomphe (Etoile) and the well-known Champs-Elysees avenue.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




High Above Clouds

High above clouds a night begins with stunning appearance of crepuscular rays for astronomers in the observatories of La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Angel

A spectacular display of Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights over a small traditional Sami village in Lapland, northern Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Earth Shadow over Atacama

The shadow of the Earth appears over the western horizon of Atacama Desert few minutes before sunrise.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora Photographer

A spectacular display of Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights lit up the sky over mountains in the northwest Sweden, in the Arctic region.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station over Trier

A clear evening in the iconic old main market of Trier, Germany. In this all-sky view the International Space Station is crossing the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Planets over Porta Nigra

The Moon meets with Venus over the World Heritage heart of Trier, Germany.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way Road

There are not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Sky of Andes

The southern Milky Way fades in the morning twilight over ice fields at altitude of 5000 meters of Andes, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Gazers

The evening twilight gently fades in to darkness. Clouds begin to scatter away and I'm under an ocean of twinkling stars.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Vienna Evening

A calm and clear autumn evening in the World Heritage heart of Vienna. Resulted from a sequence of photos the crescent moon sets in the colorful twilight sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




An Evening Delight In Paris

In an enchanting clear evening of Paris, the Moon meets with planets Venus and Jupiter over the Eiffel Tower and Seine river.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Southern Cross over the Persian Gulf

In an ideally clear winter morning stars of the southern Cross appear just few degrees over the southern horizon of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Colorful Trails of Hortobagy

A sequence of images has captured startrails and the Milky Way above the World Heritage area of Hortobágy National Park in Eastern Hungary.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Pathfinder

The Milky Way poses in the background of APEX radio telescope located at 5100 meters in northern Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pole Over ALMA

In this long exposure sequence colorful startrails are captured around the south celestial pole positioned over the radio telescopes of ALMA array.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Atacama Starry Nights: episode I

watch this timelapse movie full-screen with the sound on! Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady, and transparent sky.
by:
Christoph Malin & Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomers Paradise

Time-lapse video: Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady, and transparent sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorers

A deep view of the Milky Way in the constellation Carina is photographed in this single-exposure image from Cerro Paranal observatory in Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Flowers of Andes

Like flowers soaking up sunlight, telescope dishes seem to turn their faces toward the starry sky in this image of ALMA observatory, Chile.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Great Carina Nebula

This heavenly red lotus is the Great Carina Nebula rising above 5,778 m Chiliques volcano in the Chilean Altiplano.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Road to the Future of Astronomy

In the absolute darkness of Atacama Desert the Milky Way in the southern constellation Carina is photographed above the road to Cerro Aramzones.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Puzzles From the Past

A winter night above the prehistoric site of Teimareh in central Iran. There are over 20,000 engraved images in the valley left from our ancestors.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Blue Sky Red Moon

The total Lunar eclipse of 10 December 2011 as seen in the evening twilight over Zagros Mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Colors of Andes

At the end of a cold starry night at altitude of 5000 meters on the Chilean Andes the shadow of the Earth appears before sunrise.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




ALMA

This view from the Chajnantor plateau in Chile, at altitude of 5000 meters, shows the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonset on the Mountain Road

Time-lapse video: winter stars traverse the sky in this moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Road

A crystal clear winter night of Alborz Mountains is captured in this startrail image.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night Panorama of La Palma

This 300-degree panorama from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands, shows the sky delights above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky above the Clouds

In the early evening sky of Canary Islands, the young crescent moon shines above the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Paint the Sky with Stars

Stars appear above cosmic exploring telescopes in this colorful evening view from La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Universe

Below this stunning view of the Milky Way is the Atlantic Ocean and the William Herschel Telescope located on the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Explorer

In a starry night of La Palma, Canary Islands, the 4.2m mirror of William Herschel Telescope is collecting starlight to explore the deep cosmos.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Setting Moon and William Herschel Telescope

Time-lapse video: In a clear August evening the young crescent moon sets over the William Herschel Telescope on the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Young Moon over La Palma

In a clear August evening the young crescent moon sets over the William Herschel Telescope on the top of La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Cosmic Motion above Magic Telescopes

In a crystal clear night of La Palma, Canary Islands, stars rise over one of the two 17-meter Magic Telescope.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Magic Trails

Stars trail over one of the two 17-meter Magic Telescopes on La Palma, Canary Islands.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eyes on the Skies

In the early evening sky of La Palma, Canary Islands, stars trail around the north celestial pole, marked by the north star or Polaris.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars above La Palma

Time-lapse video: The evening twilight fades to darkness above the observatories of La Palma and stars and the Space Station appear in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Above the Khalifa Tower

All-sky nighttime view from Dubai shows only few stars above a futuristic looking scene which is dominated by the world's tallest tower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sleeping Beauty

A starry night above the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Open to the Sky

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps as photographed from inside an observatory for amateur astronomers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




At the Edge of Caldera

The rotating sky and the passing International Space Station above some of the world's major telescopes in Roque de los Muchachos observatory, La Palma.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Fall Night of Nepal

In this starry fall night of Nepal, constellation Orion, the Hunter, stands above delicate wooden architecture of Indreshwar temple in Panauti.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Marathon Man

sky gazers are gathered in this remote historic caravansary in the heart of desert to participate in the annual Messier Marathon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Silk Road Night

Stars circle around the North Celestial Pole as captured in this long-exposure image from a historic Caravansary along the ancient Silk Road, Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Startrails above Innsbruck

A night on the slopes of Alps, overlooking the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Party

The evening twilight fades to darkness and stars set in the western horizon above amateur astronomers who explore the sky in the Messier Marathon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Golden Tree Star Trails

A clear winter night in the valley of Alamut. Far from major cities the sky above this historic valley shows its natural darkness and beauties.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Dubai at Night

The Moon and the last few remaining stars in the bright urban sky of Dubai are captured above the world's tallest tower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astrophotographer

Under a dark starry night of summer an amateur astronomer photograph the sky through a refractor telescope.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Exploring the Galaxy

A skygazer is exploring the Milky Way through a small telescope as the morning twilight begins to paints the sky in blue.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The International Space Station

In the morning twilight of Alborz Mountains in Iran, the Milky Way is visible above southwest where the light of a nearby town brightens the horizon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse Trail above Iran

Stars and the moon trail during the lunar eclipse of 15 June 2011.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Moon and the Galaxy

On June 15, 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse in Motion

Time-lapse video: The very dark total lunar eclipse of 15 June 2011 was a spectacular sight.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipsed Moon in the Milky Way

On June 15, 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Eclipse

On 15 June 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Beauty of Neuschwanstein

The morning twilight paints the sky in blue and begins to fade away the Milky Way in a panoramic view from this world-famous Castle in southern Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Linz at Night

Captured from the beautiful river bank of Danube, stars are trailed around the north celestial pole in this hour-long exposure from Linz, Austria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Messenger above Danube

In this enchanting evening twilight over Danube river in Linz, Austria, planet Mercury shines in the fading glow of dusk.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky above a Swiss Chalet

As the Earth rotates during this hour-long exposure stars circle around the north celestial pole above Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Head of Scorpion

In a starry night of Alps the head of constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion, rises above snow-covered mountains in the state of Tyrol, western Austria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sleeping under Summer Sky

A flock of sheep rests under starry sky of Alborz Mountains as seen from 3400-meter high Dizin peak.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse Trail

The entire phases of a lunar eclipse has captured here on a single frame of film during March 2007 eclipse.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Sky during a Total Lunar Eclipse

The bright Full Moon is dramatically dimmed by the Earth shadow during a total lunar eclipse as shown in this starry wide-field image.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Big Dipper and Spring Blossoms

The seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major form the famous asterism Big Dipper as photographed in this moonlit night above a flowered tree in Giessen, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Flight

Skygazers are looking at the International Space Station as it crosses the sky, some 400 km above the Earth.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Real Fantasy

The evening twilight fades in to darkness when stars of constellation Orion stand above the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon above Lausanne

In a clear evening of southwest Switzerland, the New Moon is photographed above the historic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Messier Marathon

Amateur astronomers in action! Skygazers are gathered under dark starry sky to attend a Messier Marathon; an annual observing competition.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Gazers

Time-lapse video: Amateur astronomers in action! Skygazers are gathered under starry sky for an annual observing competition: the Messier Marathon.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Alps

In a starry night of Alps the Milky Way shows its magnificent beauty above snow-covered mountains in the state of Tyrol, western Austria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A Postcard from Brazil

Stunning view of the Milky Way appears above coconut palms at the shores of Ilha Grande, Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Rio Morning Moonset

As the Sun rose, a nearly full Moon set in this serene seaside vista captured from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Good Morning Rio!

As the Sun rose, a nearly full Moon set in this serene seaside vista captured from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bears Above Nepal

Northern stars of Ursa Major (Big Bear) and Ursa Minor (Little Bear) above delicate wooden architecture of Indreshwar temple in Panauti, Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Unveiling Beauty

Stars appear above the misty dreaming view of Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Alps at Night

Stars circle above Emberger Alm in Austrian Alps.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Skygazing From Austrian Alps

Starry Sky of Austrian Alps as photographed from Ferien Observatory of a well-located Guest House in Emberger Alm.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way above Tassili

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, stands above African Sahara, in the remote Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria near Niger border.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Rotating Sky above Nepal

This video demonstrates how the rotation of the Earth causes startrail around the north celestial pole on long-exposure photos.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Under an Ocean of Stars

A sky photographer enjoys a starry winter night. Bright stars of Orion, Canis Major, Taurus, and Auriga, and the band of the Milky Way are captured.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Bright Stars of Dizin

Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter nights approach the western horizon above Dizin ski resort in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Signs From the Past

Northern sky, from Cassiopeia to Ursa Minor and Polaris, as seen above prehistoric rock art in the remote valley of Teimareh in central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Silence of Sevan

Constellation Cygnus, the Swan, and the Milky Way is photographed above the monastery of Sevan in Armenia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Hydra, the Largest Constellation

The largest constellation in the sky, a celestial snake known as Hydra.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars, Satellites, and Meteors

In this star trail image above Mount Damavand the Hubble Space Telescope crosses the sky, as well as an Iridium Flare and a streaking meteor.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Monastery Meteor

Stars trails around the north celestial pole in this long-exposure image which has also captured a streaking fireball above Geghard Monastery in Armenia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Castle of Assassins

The Milky Way extends across the sky above mountain fortress of Alamut in this all-sky view from Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Kurdistan in the Evening Twilight

The evening twilight arrives in Oraman; a mountainous region of Kurdistan in western Iran. Venus is near the horizon and Mars and star Regulus are higher up.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Falling Star of August

With the morning twilight begins to brighten the sky a Perseid meteor passes near the stars of Orion constellation.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Joy of Skygazing

After a rainy day the sky becomes crystal clear on a pleasant spring evening while diligent skygazers wait to seek the treasures of the night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Conjunction of the Moon and Venus

The crescent Moon in conjunction with bright planet Venus in the evening twilight over a group of amateur astronomers and sky photographers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Venus, and Space Station above Germany

In a clear winter night near Giessen, Germany, stars trail above a historic hill-top castle and a village known as Glieberg near Giessen, Germany.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Marvels of Himalaya

Stars appear above the misty dreaming view of Himalayas in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Planetary Pair

An amateur astronomer observes a rare close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Sky and My Dobsonian

In a late autumn night of Saadat Shahr, a small farming town in Fars province of Iran, this young amateur astronomer enjoys the beauty of night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Startrails Above Everest

Stars trail above the top of the world in this long exposure image. The rotation of the Earth causes the sky to circle around our planet.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Canopus From the Northern Limit of Visibility

From Orion to Sirius and Canopus (right at the horizon) as seen in a moonlit night of Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Happy New Moon

As the evening twilight fades in to darkness above Tehran, the New Moon appears behind the tallest tower in the country.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tehran in Twilight

The evening twilight fades in to darkness above Tehran. The New Moon and planet Venus appear over Milad communication Tower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Silk Road Starry Night

A Quadrantid meteor streaks the sky above a historic Caravansary which was built on the Silk Road near Damghan of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Big and Little Dipper

The Big and Little Dippers, two famous asterism in constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor are captured above a mountainous road in Alborz Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Imperial Twilight

The crescent Moon and planet Venus shines in the morning twilight above a large bas-relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky in Motion above Mount Everest

Time-lapse video: Stars rise above the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, as the moonlight illuminates spectacular view of Himalaya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




TWAN Band

A group of TWAN photographers with an army of photo equipment enjoy the starry sky of Semnan Desert, Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way above Mount Man

Dazzling planet Jupiter and bright central bulge of Summer Milky Way in the constellation Scorpius and Sagittarius shine above Mount Man or the Face.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Qeshm Island

The Milky Way and stars of the Summer Triangle as seen from a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night in the Valley of Stars

Stars around the North Celestial Pole as photograhed from a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Meteors above Qumis

During the peak of Quadrantid meteor shower stars in Corvus and Virgo rise above ruins near the histroic city of Damghan.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Falling Star of an Ancient City

A bright meteor streaks the sky over ruins near the histroic city of Damghan. The image is made during the peak of 2011 Quadrantid meteor shower.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Watchers of the Astronomy Town

In a late autumn night of Saadat Shahr, a small farming town in Fars province of Iran, two young amateur astronomers enjoy the beauty of night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Winter Landscape

Fresh snow fall has covered Zagros Mountains of Iran under a starry winter night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor Shower of December

This panoramic view during the peak night of Geminid meteor shower has captured three meteors and the rich beauty of the winter Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Around the Pole

In span of two hours the rotation of our planet caused stars to trail in the sky, as photographed above a historic tower in Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion and the Persian King

Stars of Orion rise high in the winter sky while Sirius, the brightest star of our night-time, just appears above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Belt of Venus

The shadow of the Earth appears after sunset in the opposite horizon, as seen from atop the 3600m summit of Mount Gargash in Zagros Mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way in a Moonlit Night

At high altitudes the night sky is transparent enough to see the Milky Way in a moonlit night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Above Iran National Observatory

In a moonlit night of November winter stars rise above Zagros mountains in central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Big Dipper and the Falling Star

A bright meteor streaks the sky near the prominent figure of Big Dipper, as photographed during the Geminid meteor shower from Karkas Mountains.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




December Meteors

Two bright meteors of the Geminid Meteor Shower streak the sky near Sirius and constellation Orion.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Clear Sky After Snow

Time-lapse video: After an autumn snow storm in Karkas Mountains, fast moving clouds pass over the mountain and clear the sky in this moonlit night.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The King Parade

Winter stars and the Milky Way shine above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




King Trails

Stars trails around the north celestial pole as seen above a large bas relief of ancient Persia.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Far Far Away

Stars of the Winter Hexagon rise in a dark night of Alborz Mountains. The Milky Way and the zodiacal light are visible through the passing clouds.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Stars above Bavarian Alps

Over a frozen snow-covered lake at the border of Germany and Austria, bright winter stars shine above the Bavarian Alps.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Shiraz Night

Moon and Venus appear behind the tomb of Hafez in Shiraz, southern Iran. Also notable is planet Mars, much fainter than Venus and to its upper left.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipsed Sunrise

Through the clouds, the partially eclipsed Sun rises over the expansive Touran desert in Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tassili Milky Way

Bright planet Jupiter, starry sky and the band of Milky Way as seen in dark night of African Sahara.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Village of Sundials

Winter stars, from constellation Orion to Taurus, and Pleiades star cluster trail above the western horizon of a traditional village in Italy.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars and Blossoms

Time-lapse video: Winter stars trail toward the western horizon above a flowered tree near Kashan, central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Tower Star Trails

In span of three hours stars trails above a historic tower near Alborz Mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station above Mount Gargash

The International Space Station (ISS) crosses the northern sky above Zagros Mountain of Iran. The image is made from 3600-meter high peak near Kashan.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Mount Gargash Night Panorama

This 360-degree panoramic view is made in a clear moonlit night of November above Mount Gargash in Zagros mountains of central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Zagros Mountains in Moonlight

In a crystal clear moonlit night of November winter stars rise above Zagros mountains in central Iran, near the town of Kashan.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Crescent Pair

Framed in this telephoto image are the crescent Moon and the crescent Venus in the morning sky, only a week after Venus conjunction with the sun.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Celestial Bears above Sahara

Stars of the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor stand above moonlit sand dunes and eroded sandstone cliffs in the Sahara desert.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara under Moonlight

Starry sky and the Milky Way above a stark moonlit landscape in Tassili National Park, in the heart of the Sahara desert in southern Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Galaxy above Our Ancient Ancestors

The Milky Way as seen from Hoggar Mountains area in central African Sahara, southern Algeria.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Watching a Celestial Pair

In the early evening sky the young crescent Moon meets with bright planet Venus.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Seven Sisters and California Nebula

TWAN photographer reaches for the Seven Sisters in this single exposure photograph from a dark starry location.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Lonely Stupa in Himalayas

Time-lapse video: In a starry night of Himalayas planet Mars and the Beehive Star Cluster rise above a stupa along the trail to the Everest Base Camp.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Milky Way

Under dark starry sky bright stars of winter and the Milky Way are captured from a small village.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomy Heritage of Lund

In a clear night of autumn stars of Cygnus, Draco, and Big and Little Dippers shine above a historic observatory in Lund, Sweden.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




If We Had Super Eyes

If our eyes were more sensitive to light and if they were able to realize colors at dark we would see stunning starry views as shown in this image.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




UFO Cloud?

This mysterious fan shaped cloud appeared in a clear evening of Alborz Mountains in Iran. It was sunlight reflected from a rocket fuel dump.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor Watch

A group of young skygazers enjoy watching the Perseid Meteor Shower from a dark starry location in nature.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Double Crescents

Framed in this telephoto image are two celestial crescents: the young Moon and planet Venus (near its inferior conjunction) in the early evening sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Rose of Night Sky

An emission nebula known as the Rosette in constellation of Monoceros is photographed besides a large dark nebula in the band of the Milky Way.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Beehive above Himalaya

In a starry night of Himalayas the Beehive Star Cluster (M44) rises above Ama Dablam; one of the most scenic mountains of Himalaya.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Walking Under Milky Way

The Milky Way, our home galaxy of 200 billion stars, is one of the most beautiful natural sights in nature.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Night, Camera, Action!

Time-lapse video: As the evening twilight fades in darkness a group of sky observers and astrophotographers begins exploring the night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A King of Liberty

Before the morning twilight the dazzling planet Venus rises with the constellations Gemini and Orion above the ancient tomb of Cyrus the Great.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Above the Clouds in Himalaya

Starry sky of a late November night above Himalayas. The scene was recorded from the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Photographer Meets with Three Planets

Venus, Mars and Saturn set in the western horizon while they form a rare triple planetary conjunction.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Sagittarius above the Sahara

The central bulge of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius, stands above bizarre rock formations in African Sahara.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Astronomy for Public

While the Moon and Venus are in conjunction above Tehran, the Astronomy Day brought thousands of enthusiasts to this public park.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon, Venus, and Observers in Motion

Time-lapse video: The Moon meets with planet Venus (and Mars at the upper right) in the evening twilight over a group of amateur astronomers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Conjunction Observers

The crescent Moon meets with bright planet Venus in the evening twilight over a group of amateur astronomers and sky photographers.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Jupiter and Uranus

The bright “star” in this starry view is planet Jupiter. Imaged near its opposition time, it overpowers every actual star in the night sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Goddess of Love

Venus, the brightest planet in the Earth sky is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Trailing Space Station

In the evening twilight above this moonlit desert landscape in central Iran, the International Space Station passes across the sky.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Space Station Crosses Desert Sky

Time-lapse video: In the evening twilight as the moon rises in the sky, the International Space Station appears like a bright moving star.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Space Station, Meteor, and Planets

A lot of things is going on in this 30-second exposure image. The young Moon, a bright meteor, and the orbiting space station.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Deep in the Galaxy

The brightest region of the Milky Way in the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius is toward the center of the galaxy, some 27000 light years away.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets and Moon in the Evening Sky

The crescent Moon and three planets sets in the western horizon of Alborz Mountains of Iran. Lights of a mountainous village is visible in far.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light and Perseid Meteors

Under dark starry skies the Zodiacal Light appears brighter than the Milky Way Milky in this mid-August morning view.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moontrail

New Moon sets in the early evening sky of Tehran. This moontrail image is a stacked result of a continues series of photos.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon above Tehran

New Moon appears in the evening sky of Tehran. In the foreground of this single exposure photo is the head of Milad communication Tower.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




There are Stars in Urban Skies

During 3 hours three planets and many stars trail above Milad communication Tower in Tehran with over 10 million population and a very light polluted sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

Using a telephoto lens the 4 major satellites of Jupiter, known as the Galilean Moons, are resolved in this single exposure image.
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Babak A. Tafreshi & P-M Heden




Planets above Behistun (Bistun)

Mars and bright star Regulus are in conjunction while Saturn is photographed at their left. The 2500-year world heritage Behistun (Bistun) relief is pictured in the foreground.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alamut Flash

By reflecting sunlight toward the Earth, an Iridium communication satellite flares in the sky above the historic Alamut Fortress.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Meets the Pleiades

The thin crescent moon at the end of the lunar month rises in the morning twilight sky of Alamut Valley in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galaxy Stream

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way hang over in the starry sky of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran. Alamut means Eagle's Nest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Alamut

A meteor's streak and the arc of the Milky Way hang over the imposing mountain fortress of Alamut in this starry scene.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars and the Lion above Kurdistan

The Red Planet appears in close conjunction with bright star Regulus at the Leo's heart, both at the same brightness but with great color contrast.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




From Sunset to Stars above Iguacu

Time-lapse video: As the sun sets above the spectacular Iguaçu Falls at the border of Brazil and Argentina, stars appear in motion above the roaring falls.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara Night

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, stands above African Sahara, in the remote Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria near Niger border.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Iguacu Falls at Night

Starry sky above the spectacular Iguaçu Falls and national park at the border of Brazil and Argentina.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night in Paradise

The arc of the southern Milky Way shines brightly over the rainforest near the spectacular Iguaçu Falls at the border of Brazil and Argentina.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dream View

The night sky is part of our nature, a heritage for all humanity to respect and to enjoy its majestic beauty.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Go To Outer Space

An amateur astronomer explores the night sky using a computerized or so-called GoTo telescope.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Find Galaxies in the Spring Sky

Spring sky in the northern hemisphere is favorable for galaxy hunting. When this large panorama loads try to find as much as galaxies in the background sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonrise above Cyrus Tomb

Time-lapse video: In the morning twilight the crescent Moon rises above the tomb of Cyrus in Pasargadae.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spring Dream

The dreaming scenery is a late winter night when the earliest blossoms appear in the gardens.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alice in Wonderland

A bizarre panoramic view of a garden with the first signs of spring blossoms. In the background sky, the brightest point is the red planet Mars.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cottage Milky Way

Home to billions of stars, the Milky Way, shines above a cottage near Chuya River in the short darkness of a Siberian summer night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars of Spring

Spring landscape of Alborz Mountains is illuminated by moonlight. Leo and planet Saturn rises from the east and shines brightly at opposition.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Saturn and Leo in the Spring Sky

Constellation Leo, the Lion, Planet Saturn rises from the east and shines brightly at opposition.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Heavens at Night

Stars of spring constellations shine above early spring flowered gardens of Haraz valley, Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




New Moon in the Evening Sky

The young Moon sets in a colorful evening sky of Kashan, Iran. The image is made of 5 exposures, each several minutes apart.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Enjoying Ocean Sky

Far from any source of light, the sky is amazingly dark in a clear night on the deck of an ocean-crossing ship.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Heritage Moon

In an autumn evening of Nepal, the young Moon shines above Durbar Square of Bhaktapur, a complex of historic temples and monuments.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Colors of Lofoten

Aurora Borealis appears above Lofoten Islands in northern Norway.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Young Moon

Time-lapse video: The young crescent Moon sets in a colorful evening sky of Kashan, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert under Moonlight

The Great Salt Desert of Iran is illuminated by the Moon while the brightest planet in the sky, Venus, sets in the west.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Temple Night Hours

Constellations Orion, Canis Major, and Canis Minor rise in the night sky of the magnificent Indreshwar wooden temple in Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Good Morning Kathmandu

Moonrise in the morning sky of the World Heritage center of Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonrise above Nepal Heritage

As the morning twilight change the color of sky, the crescent Moon rises above the World Heritage Durbar Square in Kathmandu.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




TWAN Photographers in Nepal

TWAN photographers Babak Tafreshi and Oshin Zakarian spend a photography night of adventures in the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti of Nepal.
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Sky of Two Hemispheres

Why the familiar figure of Orion stands so different in these two images? The similar night sky scenes are taken from Australia and Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Everest and Mysterious Star

In a moonlit night of Nepal Himalayas, bright star Capella and the mysterious Epsilon Aurigae rise above the top of the world, Mt. Everest.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky of Our African Ancestors

The Milky Way as seen from Hoggar Mountains area in central African Sahara, southern Algeria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Temple Night Hours

Stars circle around the north celestial pole over delicate wooden architecture of the historic Indreshwar temple in Panauti, Nepal.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ama Dablam Startrails

Planet Mars rises in the starry sky of World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, as recorded in this digital startrail image.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Amateur Astronomers Chase a Comet

While the Moon rise in this clear autumn evening amateur astronomers observes Comet Holmes after its surprising outburst.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteors and Winter Milky Way

Two bright meteors of Geminid Meteor Shower are captured in the constellations Orion and Taurus above a winter landscape.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Falling Star and Historic Ruin

A bright meteor appears in the northern sky near Polaris in a cold December night of Abyaneh, a historic village in central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Geminid Meteor Shower in Video

Time-lapse video: about two dozen meteors are captured in motion during the 2009 Geminid Meteor Shower.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sirius and a Striking Meteor

A bright shooting star of Geminid Meteor Shower strikes the sky near Sirius, the brightest star of our night-time.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Top of the World

As the evening twilight develops in the World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, spectacular view of Himalaya under the starry sky emerges.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion Rises above Himalaya

Time-lapse video: While stars of Orion, the Hunter, and the great Orion Nebula rise above Himalaya, the moonset shades the mountains in darkness.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ama Dablam Martian Rise

Time-lapse video: As planet Mars rises over Himalaya, the Moon sets in the other horizon shading the magnificent mountains under darkness.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Himalayan Skyscape

In this panoramic view of Himalaya moonlight illuminates several famous peaks including Mt. Everest, while winter stars rise in the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starryscape at 69 North

The Moon, northern stars and Aurora Borealis appear above a fjord in the fantastic beauty of Lofoten Islands in northern Norway.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Aurora above Fjord Landscape

Aurora Borealis appears above a fjord in Lofoten Islands in northern Norway.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert View

In a moonlit night of desert planet Saturn shines in the constellation leo, rising above sand dunes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way from the End of the World

The Milky Way stuns a TWAN photographger who visited Assekrem Mountain in central African Sahara.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Bizzare Sky View

The Milky Way emerges in the sky as darkness arrives over a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Running to the Night

Time-lapse video: As evenign darkness arrives to the Alborz Mountains of Iran, the summer Milky Way appears in the starry sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlit Meteor Shower

Time-lapse video: Active meteor showers such as Perseid can still entertained skygazers even when the Moon has brightened the night.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargate

The Milky Way emerges in the sky as darkness arrives over a bizarre natural wonder of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Empire Moonrise

In the morning twilight the crescent Moon rises above the tomb of Cyrus in Pasargadae; a 2500-year old World Heritage Site in southern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Dream

Under starry sky of Iran's Fars province, winter constellations rise above Wild Pistachio trees.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars and Volcano

The Red Planet at it's brightest shines over Mount Taftan, a double volcano in South East Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Welcome to the Night Sky

Share the beauty and wonder of the night sky with others.
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Babak A. Tafreshi & Amir H. Abolfath




Stargazer

There is nothing like watching the fantastic view of the Milky Way in a dark starry sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of Cyrus

The Milky Way and the majestic planet Jupiter shine above the tomb of Cyrus in Pasargadae; a 2500-year old World Heritage Site in southern Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Night in Astronomy Town

In a late summer under night starry sky of Iran's Fars province, the Milky Way and the Summer Triangle approach the western horizon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night of the Persian Empire

Stars trail above the ruins of Persepolis, a 2500-year old World Heritage Site of ancient Persian palaces and temples in Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night of Desert People

Night arrives in the remote Saharan desert of Tassili National park.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Magnificent Sahara Milky Way

The magnificent Milky Way stretches above African Sahara, in the remote Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria near Niger border.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Skygazers

TWAN photographers Babak Tafreshi (left) and Oshin Zakarian spend time gazing at starry sky of Mount Damavand slopes in the Alborz Mountains of Iran
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Oshin D. Zakarian




Meteor above Martian Landscape

In the night of Perseid Meteor Shower, the last quarter Moon has illuminated bizarre rock formations in the Alborz Mountains, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor by Moonlight

A bright Perseid meteor grazes the moonlit sky above Alborz mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonrise in Algiers

The Full Moon rises above a lighthouse in the Mediterranean seashore in Algiers, Algeria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse of the Century

The 2009 July 22 total solar eclipse was the longest of the 21st century.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alborz Winter Panorama

A panorama of a winter moonlit night at Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Centaur of Sahara

Stars of constellation Centaurus shine above bizarre rock formation in the World Heritage Site of Tassili National Park in Sahara.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Scorpion Rise

As desert scorpions begin to come out in this late spring Sahara evening, the heavenly scorpion rises above Tassili National Park in the southern Algeria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at the Temple

The time-lapse video displays how the night pass over the ancient temple of Garni, a major symbol of Armenia landmarks.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Armenia Night Pass

The time-lapse video displays the rotation of the sky as the night passes above the World Heritage Geghard Monastery in Armenia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Cars and Stars

The time-lapse video displays passage of time in a winter night on a mountain pass along a main road in Alborz mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Clouds and Stars above the Volcano

The time-lapse video displays a spring moonlit night of Mount Damavand, a magnificent volcano and the highest mountain in the Middle East.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Perseid Meteor Shower

In a clear mid-summer night, as the Moon sets on Mount Damavand, meteors of the Perseid meter shower begins to appear in the rotating sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Algiers Moonrise

Time-lapse video: The Full Moon rises above a lighthouse in the Mediterranean seashore in Algiers, Algeria.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sahara Wonderland

This panoramic image of a starry night sky looks across a stark moonlit landscape.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Zodiacal Light above Himalayan Hills

The Milky Way with the prominent winter constellations and the cone shape glow of the zodiacal light appear in the eastern horizon before the true dawn.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Enjoying the Sky of Brazilian Coast

A young couple enjoys watching the night sky above the shore of Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Downtown Milky Way

The Milky Way looks brightest in the direction of the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius, toward the galactic center.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Ararat in Twilight

The first quarter Moon shines in evening twilight sky of Mount Ararat eastern slopes in Armenia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Andromeda and Wild Flowers

Wild poppies on the slopes of Mount Damavand meet with our neighbor galaxy, the Andromeda or M31, about 2.5 million light years away.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Garni Temple under Moonlight

The ancient temple of Garni, a major symbol of Armenia landmarks, is illuminated by moonlight.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meet the Great Comet

The Great Comet of 1997, Hale-Bopp is photographed here over the Alborz Mountains from mountainous northern suburb Tehran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Starry Night in Brazil

The panoramic image tracing constellations in the southern sky shows off a beautiful vista toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountain View

As the evening twilight fades to darkness, stars of Cassiopeia, Perseus, and Auriga appear above Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Rich Field

In a dark winter night, the Milky Way and prominent stars of Orion, Gemini, Canis Major and Minor, shine above Maranjab desert near the Great Salt Lake in central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pleasure of Spring

The blossoms and spring flowers bloom in the northern hemisphere as the Summer Milky Way returns to the night sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Caveman View

The night sky has amazed human through the history.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Lightnings and Stars

Time-lapse video: in a stormy spring night of Dizin peak in Alborz Mountains, stars of Auriga and Gemini sets in the western horizon above the lightning clouds.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night of Fall

In a moonlit night of fall, stars of the northern hemisphere autumn nights shine above the forest around the monastery of Geghard.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Spirit of TWAN Photography

In a winter moonlit night of Alborz Mountains, a TWAN photographer is imaging the starry sky above the highest volcano in the Middle East.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet and Gegenschein

In a desert starry night, a band of light appears crossing the sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Rise

The band of the Milky Way and prominent stars of the Summer Triangle rise above desert sand dunes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon and Three Planets

Conjunction of the Moon with planets Mercury and Jupiter in the evening sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Venice at Night

In a clear February evening, stars begins to gradually appear in the deep blue color twilight, above an elegant Venetian masked lady.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Adriatic Viewpoint

Night begins in the mountainous forest along the cost of Adriatic Sea, in northeastern Italy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlight Volcano

A winter moonlit night of Alborz Mountains in northern Iran
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Normandy Night

A winter night at the coastline of Normandy, France, looking down to unique coastal cliffs of Etretat.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Milky Way

The splendid beauty of the Milky Way, as seen in a dark night of Maranjab sand desert in central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse in Morning Light

The setting Full Moon is eclipsed by the shadow of the Earth in the morning sky of Zagros Mountains, central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Friuli Night

Winter stars shine above the western horizon of Aiello, a village of sundials in north east Italy.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Blue Sky and Orange Castle

In a clear winter evening near Giessen, Germany, the young crescent Moon and planet Venus are seen from a view point of an historic hill-top castle.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Dream

Prominent stars of constellation Orion rise in a winter moonlit night of Alborz Mountains, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Comet and Meteor

A meteor from Quadrantid meteor shower streaks the sky near Comet Lulin.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Martian Sky

Venus and Jupiter set in the western horizon in this time-lapse video from Martian desert landscape in central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Ghost

Fast moving clouds above a giant cliff in Zagros Mountains of central Iran, shape in a ghost like face.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Belt of Orion and Historic Tower

Stars of Orion's belt and the patchy colorful cloud of Orion Nebula is captured in the background of a historic tower in Lut Desert of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Gone with the Light

Compare the magnificent Milky Way view above Alborz mountain range in northern Iran with the grey star-free sky of metropolitan Tehran, only 65 km away.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sevan Monastery in Moonlight

In a moonlit night of Lake Sevan in Armenia, stars of Orion and Gemini rise behind the monastery of Sevan.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Full Moon Party in Goa

As shallow waves encounter the port of Panaji (Panjim) in Goa, India, the fishing boats dance in a night party under the moonlight. Babak Tafreshi/Dreamview.net
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Secrets of Hampi

In a moonlit night of southern India, stars pass behind a majestic monolith statue in the World Heritage Site of Hampi.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mushroom Volcano

Stars rise above the giant volcano of Middle East, Mount Damavand, as the clouds shell around the 5600-meter peak.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Milky Way and Flocks of Clouds

A group of storm clouds pass above the Alborz Mountains, as the Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter gaze from east to west.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mediterranean Lightning

Stars of Perseus and Taurus rise above storm clouds and lightnings.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jantar Mantar Observatory

The sun sets over the historic observatory of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, India.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Constantine Evening

The crescent Moon meets Venus in a colorful autumn evening of Constantine, as seen above the Amir Abd al-Qadir Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Africa.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Mosque Conjunction

The crescent Moon meets Venus in a colorful autumn evening of Constantine, as seen above the Amir Abd al-Qadir Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Africa.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Cross

The Seven Sister star cluster, or the Pleiades, rises above the moonlit red rocks around the World Heritage Site of Geghard Monastery in Armenia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night with an Elephant

The rising Moon and autumn stars (including the Great Square of Pegasus) shine above a tame elephant in Corbett National Park of Northern India.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Colors of Fall

In a clear moonlit night of Alborz Mountains, the stars of Orion rise above colorful fall trees and snow covered peaks.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




From the Slopes of Himalaya

Watching the night sky from slopes of Himalaya near Nainital in north India.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Jungle Under Moonlight

In a clear moonlit night, autumn stars shine above the dense jungle of Corbett National Park in Northern India.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sacred Cave

The night sky as seen from inside a sacred cave near the monastery of Geghard in Armenia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moon Rays over Byurakan

The first quarter Moon and passing clouds contributed to a dramatic night sky over the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory in Armenia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Shooting Star

A dazzling fireball above the Geghard monastery in Armenia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Karahunj, an Ancient Observatory

Sirius and the stars of Orion shine above the moonlit stones of the mysterious Karahunj (Armenia Stonehenge).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Altai Twilight

The Summer Milky Way and bright planet Jupiter shine above roaring waters of Chuya River in a deep evening twilight of a Siberian summer.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets above Tehran

The crescent Moon and three planets as seen above the western horizon of suburb Tehran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonrise on Damavand

In a clear early spring night the Moon rise above the Alborz Mountain range to shed lights on Mt. Damavand.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse and Apple Tree

The August 2008 partial eclipse of the Moon above a shapely large apple tree in Alborz (Elburz) Mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moscow Moonset

Looking above the Moscow River The Moon sets behind the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the world tallest Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moscow Summer Night

Panoramic image of a mid-summer night in Moscow.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Meteor and Orion

A bright Perseid meteor passes through the stars of Orion constellation.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Altai Mountains Eclipse Dream

Spectacular total solar eclipse as seen from Altai Mountains in the southern Siberia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Solar Tower at Night

Stars circle around the north celestial pole in this long exposure photograph from the base of a solar tower on Mount Wilson, California.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Damavand Startrails

Stars trail above Mount Damavand, one of the highest live volcanoes on the planet.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Tasmania Under Moonlight

In a moonlit night stars circle the southern celestial pole above Tasmanian landscape near Hobart.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pair

On the evening of February 23, 1999 a very close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter attracted many eyes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets and Cityscape

An observer enjoys the gathering of the Moon,Saturn, Mars and star Regulus over the cityscape of Tehran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stars of the Fall

In this autumn sky view the stars of constellations Cassiopeia and Andromeda rise above Mount Damavand.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stone Age Night

The Milky Way and stars of the Summer Triangle above prehistoric rock art in central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Stargazer

The band of the summer Milky Way rises above a moonlit spring landscape in Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Summer Sky Horizon to Horizon

The band of the Milky Way from north eastern horizon to the zenith and south western horizon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Romance

A couple enjoys watching the night sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Caspian Moonrise

Constellations of Orion and Canis Major set while the second quarter Moon rise above Miankaleh Peninsula near in Caspian Sea.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Wild Iris

In a windy spring evening of Alborz Mountains the moonlight reveals a rare group of wild Iris flowers
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Space Station at Night

The International Space Station passes over a traditional wind tower in Taft, near Yazd in central Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Spring Landscape

High altitude slopes of the volcanic Mount Damavand (right end) turned to green.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Night at Mountain Village

Stars circle around the north celestial pole in a clear moonlight night of AbeAsk village
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Galactic Arch

A stunning panorama of Summer Milky Way, as it rises over high altitude slopes of Mount Damavand.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Blossoms of Heaven

Stars of Big Dipper (Ursa Major) above early spring flowered gardens of Haraz valley, Alborz Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Happy Spring

Moonlight on early blossom of spring in villages of Zagros Mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alborz in Moonlight

Stars of summer constellations and the Milky Way rise over Alborz Mountains of Iran
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alborz in Twilight

First lights of morning on snow-covered peaks of Alborz mountains.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alborz Moonset

Stars of summer constellations and the Milky Way rise over Alborz Mountains of Iran, while the scenic foreground goes under darkness of Moonset.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Night of Alborz

Winter stars of Orion and Canis Major set over snow-covered scenery in a clear moonlight night of Alborz Mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert at Dawn

The band of Milky Way and bright Planet Jupiter in the morning twilight of the Great Salt Desert of Iran or Dasht-e Kavir.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Rising Moon and Planets

Mercury, Venus (the brighter)and the crescent Moon align in the morning twilight over the Great Salt Desert of Iran or Dasht-e Kavir.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alignment in the Great Desert

Mercury, Venus (the brighter)and the crescent Moon align in the morning twilight over the Great Salt Desert of Iran or Dasht-e Kavir.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse at Dawn

this morning twilight view of a lunar eclipse approaching its total phase at moonset was captured from the historic village of Abyaneh in Zagros Mountains of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Eclipse Morning at Zagros Mountains

Twilight panorama from west(right) to east horizon over Zagros mountains of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




The Rising Pair

Bright planets Venus and Jupiter rise over the shoreline along the Miankaleh Peninsula.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Geminid Meteor and Ancient Persia

A meteor of Geminid meteor shower crossed the constellation of Perseus (close to the erupted Comet Holmes).
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sistan Winter Night

Winter stars, from Sirius to stars of Orion and Taurus (including Pleiades at top) over the 2000-year old ruins of ancient Persia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Taftan Basalts

Star trails over Mount Taftan; a live double volcano of south east Iran near the border of Pakistan.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Pair over Coastline of Caspian Sea

The two celestial beacons in this image, shining brightly in the east before sunrise, are planets Venus and Jupiter.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alborz Night

Sirius (the brightest) and Stars of Orion over snow-covered landscape of Alborz Mountain Range of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Burnt City

Winter stars from Sirius (at left) to Pleiades (at right) over 5000-year old archeological site of Shahr-e Sukhteh.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Face

Stars above Mount Man or The Face, naturaly made from a giant rock in the plains of South East Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Holmes and the Cliff

Comet Holmes, a month after it's historic eruption, in constellation of Perseus, above winter landscape in Alborz Mountain Range.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Face on Earth

Stars above Mount Man or The Face, naturally made from a giant rock in plains of South East Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mars Meets the Volcano

The Red Planet at it's brightest (apposition) over Mount Taftan, a double volcano in South East Iran
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Canopus Rise

Starry night above Sasan palace in Fars province of Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sistan Winter Night

Winter stars and the bright Mars (at opposition) over 2000-year old ruins of ancient Persia above Mount Khajeh
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Volcano Windy Night

A windy autumn night at slopes of Mount Damavand, the highest live volcano of all Asia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Starry Night of the Volcano

A winter night on the high altitude slopes of Mount Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Orion From Down Under

Stars of Orion (upside down compared to the view from the northern hemisphere) over the coast of Bruny island, Tasmania
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Volcano Twilight

The end of a winter night on the slopes of Mount Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




A Night With the King

The stars of Orion, Taurus, the Pleiades and Perseus above the moonlit 2500-year old tomb of Xerxes.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Open Eye of Southern Arizona

A moonlit night at Kitt Peak National Observatory in southern Arizona.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Magnificent Canyon

The stars of Auriga shine over the magnificent moonlit Grand Canyon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlit Night of Grand Canyon

The stars of the Summer Triangle set over the western end of the Grand Canyon.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Dream View

The summer Milky Way set behind Mount Sialan in the Alborz mountain range while Mars shines over the southern sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Sky Watchers

Amateur astronomers observe a rare occultation of Pleiades star cluster by the young crescent Moon in the evening sky.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Taj Moon Rise

Full moon rising over the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Moonlit night of Taj Mahal

Winter stars from Sirius at top right to Canopus near the horizon, over Yamuna rover and Taj Mahal
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Yosemite

Northern stars over a spectacular natural site in Yosemite Valley, California, USA
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Red Rocks

Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona, USA in moonlight
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Winter Palace

Winter stars over the 1600-year old palace of Sasan in Sarvestan, Fars Province, Iran
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Columbus Points to East

Moon and Venus in early evening near the Barcelona, Spain seashore.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Fire Temple

Comet Holmes over an ancient Zoroastrian fire temple in Niasar, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Night of a Kingdom

Northern stars trail over the 2500-year old giant engraved rock tombs of ancient Persian Achamenid kings
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Baobab Night

Stars trails over a giant Baobab tree in the Kafue forest of Zambia
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Midnight Sun

The midnight sun rises over the ice and wandering icebergs of Antarctica.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Alborz Mountains in Moonlight

winter stars over the rugged, snow-covered peaks of the Alborz Mountain Range
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Closer to the Stars

Stars of the Summer Triangle in the last hour of a winter night near the village of Mesr, Iran.
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Mountain Village

Winter stars over a mountain village in the Alborz mountain range
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Babak A. Tafreshi




Desert Caravansary

Early morning at Bahram Palace, a unique 400-year old caravansary in Iran
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Babak A. Tafreshi




The Minaret

The full moon shining in the evening sky above the historic minaret of Tekeye Mirchaqmaq in Yazd, central Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




Planets Meet Cyrus

Bright planets and the crescent moon over Cyrus' palace in Pasargadae
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




A night with King Sasan

Starry night above Sasan palace in Fars province of Iran.
by:
Babak A. Tafreshi




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